The Impacts - Olympia, WA - Photo Courtesy of Tim Leahy
The Impacts
AKA:  The Fogcutters
Olympia, Washington
1961 - 1964

Members
 

Jim Babst ~ Electric Piano
Bill Bernard ~ Lead Guitar
Tom Bertoldi ~ Alto and Baritone Saxophone
Mike Dolan ~ Electric Piano
? Kelly ~ Rhythm Guitar
Tim Leahy ~ Rhythm Guitar
Lee Lesnick ~ Drums
Bill Schaan ~ Bass
 

In Memory of

Lee Lesnick
Bill Schaan
Tom Bertoldi

The Impacts - Olympia, WA - Photo Courtesy of Tim Leahy

The Impacts originally started off as The Fogcutters and were based out of St. Martin's High School in Lacey, Washington, just outside of Olympia.  We were limited as to the area we could be heard doue to the fact that six of the eight memebers were from different parts of Washington and Oregon and were locked away in the bowels of this Boarding School.  Finding a place to practice surrounded by monks who liked quiteude also didn't help.

Being removed from the workd around us, we also didn't know about the number of bands named The IMpacts.

In 1964 we recorded a demo with the song titles of "Burnt Valves" and "Chrome Reverse".  John Diede was the recording 'engineer' and Jon Rollins provided the special auto sound effects.

Tim Leahy, June 2004


The Impacts - Olympia, WA - Photo Courtesy of Tim Leahy

The Impacts - Olympia, WA - Photo Courtesy of Tim Leahy


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Last Update: 6 October 2004
Credits:  Tim Leahy, Robert Casey

Band # 1468